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RTB has gained a reputation as one of the acoustic scene’s most renowned singer / songwriters (as well as being one of the most travelled!).
A man of few words on stage – he saves his efforts for his songs.  These are getting better known and are becoming popular with other performers too.

Ron Trueman-Border @ Orpington Folk Club, The Change of Horses 2008

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9th SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT (Open Mike in the Bar) Singers & Musicians night with PA



Normally a four piece, tonight this will probably be Simon (vocals, guitar, dulcimer), Leigh Trowbridge electric guitar, vocals and Andee Price
(electric bass, stand-up bass, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar and vocals)
Simon is a singer/songwriter of some individuality and has produced several CDs. ‘His subject is life; love and loss’.
Leigh provides harmonies and ‘thoughtful guitar playing’, while Andee is ‘the multi-instrumentalist jewel in the band's crown.’

British folk/roots artists rarely get the air-play they deserve and Simon Hopper is no exception. His songs are topical, wordy and intelligent
'hi-fi+ Magazine'

A Land For The Many, he is now pushing himself into te limelight, and has been greeted by some critics as a new Richard Thompson.
-Douglas McPherson-. The Stage

Simon's vocals ring out clear and true throughout, and he's lyrically very strong, tackling a wide range of subject matter, as evinced by Trevor Square, an urban fantasy, and the sad Ballad of Verity Childe.
Musician: The Journal of the Musicians' Union

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News Flash

Tonight's guest for 30th July "Kittiwakes"

Due to one of the members of "Kittiwakes" having flu, tonight's guest at very short notice will be the very able and great supporter of the club Ian Petrie & Steve Shorey.

Hope you can make it, please tell all your friends.

We all wish Kittiwakes a speedy recovery and send them our best wishes O.F.C



The Kittiwakes are: Kate Denny, voice, violin. Chris Harrison, accordion.
Jill Cumberbatch, violin, mandolin, banjo.
They aim to create 'gentle, alluring and magical acoustically dappled folk treats

Kittiwakes to release thier first Album....

Their debut album ‘Lofoten Calling’ is being released by Midwich Records, and is original music based around the people, landscape, folklore and history of the Lofoten Islands, - an area above the Arctic Circle in Norway.  The music is song based, and influenced by traditional British Isles and Norwegian folk music.  They are to launching their album at  The Electro-Acoustic club in Clerkenwell, London on the 22nd June with special guest Lucy Farrell.

Kittiwakes Myspace...

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